Pilgrims Rest Places of Interest

Pilgrims Rest is situated on the Panorama Route, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Pilgrims Rest

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve

Beautiful Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is extremely popular amongst bird lovers and is regarded as one of Mpumalangaís premier forest-birding destinations. The reserve is privately owned, but is open to the ...

Pilgrims Rest Golf Club

This hidden gem outside the national monument town of Pilgrimís Rest is a tranquil and forested nine hole, eighteen tee course. With its undulating fairways, and challenging layout, this will be more than just ...

Robber's Pass

Robber's Pass connects the little town of Pilgrim's Rest to Origstad, a long tarred road rich in history with a particularly scenic landscape that boasts wild horses and the odd monument. Pilgrim's Rest alone ...

Attractions AROUND Pilgrims Rest

Abel Erasmus Pass

The Abel Erasmus Pass links Mpumalanga's Blyde River Canyon, or River of Joy, with Limpopo's game reserves, seering through the northern reaches of the Drakensberg escarpment before dropping down into the ...

Blyde River Canyon

The fresh mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment are quite spectacular and give the area its name of 'Panorama Route'. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle they offer, and ...

Blyde River Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve stretches for some 60km, its southerly reaches extending from just beyond the town of Graskop all the way north to the Abel Erasmus pass. The reserve's remarkable biodiversity ...

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes are without doubt a major icon, but when thrown in together with the likes of the Three Rondawels, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and numerous magnificent waterfalls, one can ...

Fort Merensky

Fort Merensky was built to protect Botshabelo (place of refuge), a mission station established just 5 km north west of Middelburg, in the 1860s by Alexander Merensky and Heinrich Grutzner of the German ...

Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve

This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The reserve is 2200 hectares and the Klipgatspruit cuts the mountainous area into a deep valley. The main habitats include thornveld and ...

Kadishi Tufa Waterfall

The Blyde River Canyon is one of South Africa's geological wonders, its 26 kilometres of red sandstone mountains surrounding a body of water scenically breathtaking and lushly green. In the immediate distance ...

Kruger National Park Tours

Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an ...

Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve

Lying between the town of Ohrigstad and the historical village of Pilgrimís Rest in Mpumalanga, Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve is situated on the edge of the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment, 2 500 hectares of ...

Three Rondavels

Exactly as they sound, the Three Rondavels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called rondavels. ...

... and little further afield

Berlin Falls

The Berlin Falls tumble down in a single drop for some 80 metres, or about 260 feet, before crashing dramatically into a round basin that is an irresistible jade colour. Seeing the green waters set off by the ...

Echo Caves

Situated just outside Ohrigstad are the spectacular Echo Caves. These mysterious caves were discovered in the 1920's by the owner of the farm. After his cattle mysteriously disappeared on the farm he started ...

Forest Falls

Walking through the forests of the Panorama Route, breathing in the crisp, clear air and feeling the warmth of the dappled sunshine on your back is a truly special way to experience Mpumalanga. Forest Falls is ...

Horse Shoe Falls

The exquisite Horseshoe Falls are found along the Sabie River in Mpumalanga. These falls are found 4kms off the Old Lydenburg Road, signposted on the left side. A short walk through the beautiful terrains ...

Kruger Park Lodge Golf Course

The nine-hole, 18-tee Kruger Park Lodge Golf Course is situated in the pretty vacation town of Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Thanks to its being designed by the acclaimed golfing champ Gary Player, it remains one of ...

Mac Mac Falls

Mpumalanga might be the land of the rising sun, but it's also most definitely a place of waterfalls. The Sabie Waterfalls Route Ė Cinderella to the Blyde River Canyon and its incredible cliffs and views - is ...

Maria Shires Falls

Maria Shires Falls is a little waterfall, named by Joseph Brooke Shires Jr, whose motherís name was Maria. He played a massive role in the forestry industry of the entire Sabie region in the late 1800ís. His ...

Mariepskop Nature Reserve

Mariepskop Mountain is the highest peak in the northern Drakensberg. It stands tall on the eastern side of the Drakensberg Escarpment, its back to the Blyde River Canyon. Ascend the mountain and you will stand ...

Pinnacle Rock

Pinnacle Rock is a massive quartzite rock that erupts from the earthís surface and reaches some 30 metres in height. It is a freestanding rock that towers over the dense indigenous forest of Driekop Gorge in a ...

Sabie River Golf Club

Rated among the top 10 courses in South Africa, Sabie River Golf Course is situated alongside Nelspruit and White River. The Sabi River course is one of only four 18 hole layouts in the Mmpumalanga lowveld. ...

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